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Conservatives delay selection of prospective parliamentary candidate

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It won't be the members of the Isle of Wight Conservative Association making the decision of who will be selected as prospective parliamentary candidate in the general election, just the Executive, but even that decision is now delayed.

Friday, 28th April, 2017 10:27am

By Sally Perry

Former silenced Sandown Bay Academy Governors speak out

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The Governors of Sandown Bay say they'd not been informed by AET about the Management Board, and speak out about AET's "unreasonable demands".

Friday, 28th April, 2017 7:35am

By Jacqueline Gazzard with 13 readers' comments

Cllrs Priest and Gilbey: Police investigation into electoral law breach

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The election material of the Shanklin councillors has been investigated and reviewed by senior police within Gold Command. It's been found there "certainly has been a breach" of electoral law.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 6:07pm

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments

Vectis Radio becomes a Community Interest Company

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The transition to a CIC gives Vectis Radio legal status as a non-profit company and eases the way for funding from external bodies.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 2:47pm

By Kevin Wilson

Young Islanders: Have your say in new Mental Health Census

IOW Youth Trust Southern Vectic Island Youth Mental Health Census

Young Islanders are being encouraged to have their say on mental health in the first ever Island Youth Mental Health Census.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 1:15pm

By Felicity Radak

More women standing for Isle of Wight council election in 2017

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More women are standing this time compared to four years ago. OnTheWight takes a look at the spread of women across the various political parties to see who came out on top.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 12:10pm

By Sally Perry with 41 readers' comments

Damning official report finds IWC failed Undercliff Drive family

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The Ombudsman said there was no evidence that IWC or Island Roads dealt with the road failure diligently, or as a priority and accused IWC of being "disingenuous", saying their actions caused "substantive injustice".

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 8:43pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

AET replace Sandown Bay Academy Governors with new management board

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Following the resignation of the principal of Sandown Bay Academy this week, AET have announced they've replaced the board of governors with a new management board, with just the former Chair of Governors remaining.

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 2:42pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

New floating bridge will go into service mid-May

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The council provide this update on the new floating bridge - explaining why it won't be in service in early May as planned.

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 1:40pm

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Shanklin Sandown rowers swap oars for running shoes

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Fantastic results from the Shanklin Sandown rowers who took part in the recent ABP Southampton Marathon, Half and 10k. Well done.

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 11:53am

By Alex Robertson

Mid-Staffs troubleshooter takes on Isle of Wight NHS Trust interim CEO role

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The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has appointed an interim Chief Executive following the sudden departure of Karen Baker last month. Maggie Oldham has a wealth of NHS experience, including mergers between neighbouring Trusts.

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 10:56am

By Andy Hollebon with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival merger with Live Nation on hold: Here’s what happens next

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An official government body, the Competition and Markets Authority, has issued legal papers to pause the merger of Isle of Wight Festival with Live Nation after their recent deal. Here's the paperwork and what stages can follow.

Tuesday, 25th April, 2017 2:59pm

By Sally Perry